New Councillor Toolkit

Trainer led

A new training offer from GAPTC aimed at first-time Councillors

The aim of the training is to help new Councillors find your feet in terms of what to expect at a Council or committee meeting, how to conduct yourself and to give you a general idea of your roles and responsibilities as a Councillor. In addition to that you will learn how GAPTC works to support you in your role as Councillor.

To complete the course Councillors:

1. Attend a one-hour introduction to GAPTC and the role of Councillor (webinar)

2. Attend two Council meetings: this can be of the Council or a committee where you have been elected or co-opted

3. Complete the e-learning module: Introduction to Local Councils

4. Attend a one-hour debrief (optional) with your questions and observations after completing 1–3 above

The cost is £35 per person (members) and £70 per person for non-members, which includes the introductory session, the e-learning module and the debrief.

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Being a Better Councillor Part 1

Trainer led

This is a very popular training course that is offered virtually, in person and as a bespoke package on-site to councils

  • Powers and duties for councils
  • The role of councillors, the chairman and the clerk

This is a two-hour trainer-led course offered by GAPTC at £25 for members and £50 for non-members.

Offered by GAPTC

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Being a Better Councillor Part 2

Trainer led

This popular GAPTC course is offered virtually, in person and as a bespoke on-site packafe to councils

  • Council meetings and knowing the rules
  • Understanding Standing Orders
  • Council finances including financial regulations, budget, precept and audits
  • Partnership working and community engagement

This is a two-hour trainer-led course offered by GAPTC at £25 for members and £50 for non-members.

Offered by GAPTC

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Introduction to Local Councils

Self-guided e-learning

Welcome to our e-module, designed to assist newly elected and co-opted councillors to understand what local councils are, what they do and how they operate.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is a local council?
  • What can they do?
  • How do they operate?
  • How are they financed?
  • What role do councillors and officers play?
  • What to expect at a council meeting?
  • What should I do next?

Self-guided e-learning offered by Nimble

£14 per person per course (members); £28 per person per course (non members)

Please email training@gaptc.org.uk with the following information to book onto this course:

  • Full name
  • Position in Council
  • Email address
  • Course

IMPORTANT

  • The email address of the delegate must be unique to the delegate; it cannot be shared or the clerk's email address.
  • Log in details MUST NOT be shared; anyone found abusing this rule will be removed from the e-learning platform permanently.

Recruiting new councillors: strategies and tactics to find new people

Trainer led

How can you effectively find and encourage people to stand or be co-opted as town or parish Councillors? In many areas it is increasingly hard to find people who are willing to put their names forward either at election time or to be co-opted. We show you effective ways Councils and Councillors can encourage more people to come forward and this interactive session explores practical ways to do just that.

Offered by Breakthrough Communications

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Chairmanship Skills

Trainer led

A 2.5-hour course which will cover a wide range of subjects and skills.

  • The role of the chairman and what they do
  • Knowing the rules (ie Standing Orders)
  • Preparing for the meeting
  • The tools of the business (ie agenda)
  • Managing the meeting
  • Managing conflict

Offered by GAPTC

£35 for members and £70 for non-members.

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Last updated: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 13:30